Retail clinic chains expand

NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Nov. 5, 2007

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Take Care Health Systems, the retail-based clinic chain owned by Walgreens, has announced that it plans to complete a major expansion before the end of the year.

The clinic chain said it would enter nine new markets -- Cincinnati, Cleveland, Houston, Las Vegas, Miami, Nashville, Tenn., Orlando, Fla., Tampa, Fla., and Tucson, Ariz. -- and expand in its four existing markets of Chicago, Kansas City, Milwaukee and St. Louis. In total, the company plans to open 100 new clinics by the end of 2007, and 400 by the end of 2008.

Take Care Health Systems was acquired by Walgreens in May 2007 and since has appointed a new senior executive and opened an operations center in Fargo, N.D.

Meanwhile, My Healthy Access, a retail clinic chain founded by Houston-based Intrepid Holdings, announced that it had opened 12 new clinic sites in Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. The clinic chain started in Houston, where it operates clinics located at Wal-Mart Supercenters.

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